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corporation executive.

Edgar Fosburgh Kaiser, American corporation executive. member Business Council; member of advisory board Oakland Museum Association; member of advisory board San Francisco Opera Association; Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member Chi Psi.

Background

Kaiser, Edgar Fosburgh was born on July 29, 1908 in Spokane. Son of Henry J. and Bess (Fosburgh) Kaiser.

Education

Student of University California, 1927-1930. Honorary Doctor of Laws, U. Portland, Pepperdine College, Mills College, Golden Gate University, University of Pacific. Doctor of Humane Letters, University California.

Career

June 1974); children—Carlyn, Becky, Gretchen, Edgar Fosburgh, Henry Mead, Kim John. Married second, Nina McCormick, February 1, 1975. Construction superintendent natural gas line Kansas to Oklahoma, 1930-1932.

Shift superintendent Boulder Dam, Nevada, 1932-1933. Administrative manager Columbia Construction Company, Bonneville (Oregon) Dam, 1934-1938, project manager, Grand Coulee Dam, Washington, 1938-1941. Vice president, general manager Oregon Shipbldg.

Corporation and Kaiser Company, Inc., Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington, 1941-1945. President, director Kaiser Motors Corporation, 1945-1956. President Kaiser Industries Corporation, 1956-1967, chairman, director.

Chairman, director affiliated Kaiser companies and subsidiaries, principally. Kaiser Steel Corporation, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, Kaiser Cement & Gypsum Corporation, Kaiser Resources Ltd., Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hosps. Director National Steel & Shipbldg.

Company, Bank American Corporation, Hindustan Aluminium Limited company, Volta Aluminium Corporation, Mysore Cements Ltd. Past member President’s Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, President’s Missile Sites Labor Commission, President’s Advisory Committee Labor-Management Policy. Past chairman President’s Committee on Urban Housing.

Past member of advisory council Stanford University Graduate School Business. Nat. chairman United Nations Day, 1966. Former member business leadership advisory council Office of Economic Opportunity.

Member Business Council. Chairman corporation support committee National Urban League. Past Chairman of the Board incorporators National Corporation for Housing Partnerships.

Vice chairman United States section Bulgarian-United States Economics Council. Director United States-The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Trade and Economics Council. Chairman board directors Stanford Research Institute.

Trustee, past chairman Bay Area Council, San Francisco. Trustee Council of The Americas, Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Past member board incorporators Communications Satellite Corporation.

Vice-president, director Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. Member of advisory board Oakland Museum Chairman's Association board Oakland Symphony Orchestra Association. Member of advisory board San Francisco Opera Association.

Membership

Member Business Council. Member of advisory board Oakland Museum Association. Member of advisory board San Francisco Opera Association.

Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member Chi Psi.; Clubs: Marco Polo, Links, Blindbrook (New York).

Connections

Married Sue Mead, August 24, 1932 (deceased.; married second, Nina McCormick, February 1, 1975. Children: Carlyn, Becky, Gretchen, Edgar Fosburgh, Henry Mead, Kim John.

father:
Henry J. Kaiser

mother:
Bess (Fosburgh) Kaiser

spouses:
Sue Mead

Nina McCormick

children:
Carlyn Kaiser

Becky Kaiser

Gretchen Kaiser

Edgar Fosburgh Kaiser

Henry Mead Kaiser

Kim John Kaiser